Photo Flash: WHITE CHRISTMAS Opens at The Firehouse Theatre
The Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch will deck the halls with Irving Berlin's iconic holiday tunes in the family-favorite musical, WHITE CHRISTMAS. With tickets as low as $13, this song-and-dance spectacle is sure to please audiences of all ages. WHITE CHRISTMAS opens Friday, November 30th and runs through Sunday, December 16th.
The cast of White Christmas
Amanda Hart Bassett (Betty Haynes) and Ally Van Deuren (Judy Haynes)
The cast of White Christmas
Jonathan Garcia (Bob Wallace) and the cast of White Christmas
Amy Cave (Marti)
Amanda Hart Bassett (Betty Haynes)
Amanda Hart Bassett (Betty Haynes), Jonathan Garcia (Bob Wallace), Preson Lee Isham (Phil Davis), Ally Van Deuren (Judy Haynes), Kristal Seid (Martha Watson), Patrick Persons (General Waverly), Gigi Johnson (Susan Waverly) and the cast of White Christmas
Elizabeth Stevens (Rhoda) and David Midkiff (Eddie)
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. On stage, Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well-known standards including "Blue Skies," "I Love A Piano," "How Deep Is the Ocean," and the perennial favorite, "White Christmas".
Kyle Christopher West returns to The Firehouse Theatre after choreographing GYPSY to direct, choreograph, and costume the larger-than-life production. He is joined by Mandy Modic of the national tour of 42nd STREET, who choreographs the iconic tap number "I Love A Piano." John Norine Jr. music directs and leads the live orchestra (Jared West, Randy Honeycutt, Katie McCoy, Rachel Madden, Hamilton Levine, and Brad Hawkins). Rounding out the creative team is Elizabeth Cantrell (Stage Manager), Katie Buck (Assistant Stage Manager), Lorens Portalatin (Assistant Director/Properties Designer), Carlos Strudwick (Associate Choreographer), Wendy Rene'e Searcy (Scenic & Projections Designer/Technical Director), Kenzie Flynn (Co-Technical Director), Cassondra Plybon-Harbin (Lighting Designer), and Riley Larson (Sound Designer). Logan Coley Broker designs wigs, with additional hair & makeup design by Broker and Caitlin Jones.
Leading the cast are Jonathan Garcia (Bob Wallace), Preston Lee Isham (Phil Davis), Amanda Hart Bassett (Betty Haynes) and Ally Van Deuren (Judy Haynes). They are joined by Kristal Seid (Martha Watson), Patrick Persons (General Henry Waverly), Gigi Johnson (Susan Waverly), Caitlin Jones (Rita/Judy understudy), Elizabeth Stevens (Rhoda), Riley Arnold(Ralph Sheldrake), Braiden Fisher (Ezekiel/Ed Sullivan Announcer), Hilary Evitt Allen (Tessie), Anthony Ortega (Jimmy/Snoring Man), Kate Dressler (Mrs. Snoring Man/Secretary/Betty understudy), Nate Frederickson (Train Conductor), Carlos Strudwick (Mike Nulty/Phil understudy), David Midkiff (Dance Captain), Amy Cave, Kimberly Moore, Rodney Morris (Bob understudy), and Stephanie Ormston.
Opening Night sponsored by Gatherings at Mercer Crossing is on Friday, November 30th @ 7:30. Additional performances will be held Saturday, December 1st @ 2:30 & 7:30, Sunday, December 2nd @ 7:30, Friday, December 7th @ 8:30, Saturday, December 8th @ 7:30, Sunday, December 9th @ 7:30, Thursday, December 13th @ 7:30, Friday, December 14th @ 7:30, Saturday, December 15 @ 2:30 & 7:30 and Sunday, December 16th @ 2:30.
The Firehouse Theatre is located at 2535 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. Tickets for WHITE CHRISTMAS range from $13-$25 and can be purchased at www.TheFirehouseTheatre.com.